There are not many blogs out there dedicated to cooking on a pellet smoker. I have been cooking, grilling & smoking over 35 yrs now. I recently bought a Traeger Lil Tex Elite pellet smoker & have cooked on it over six yrs. now. I would like to share recipes & info I have gained from cooking on it.
Update 2014: I have plenty of recipes here for the pellet smoker so I am now including other outdoor cooking and some of my indoor cooking too.
This is some of my quick and easy cooking in between BBQ. We
went to Lima today to get our taxes done and had lunch at 5 Guys; I had a
hamburger & fries. Pretty darn good for fast food.
I was not too hungry for supper. I had left over grits, a
half pound of Bob Evens Italian sausage and some tomatoes left from last night.
I would use up some leftovers and it would be a quick meal. I decided some
bread would be good with it. At 3:30 I baked a loaf of Ciabata using my bread
in 5 peasant dough. It was done by 5:00 and looked good.
I started supper at 6:00, browned the sausage in a little
olive oil and left kind of chunky. When it was getting browned I added some
chopped onions and green peppers, salt and pepper. When the onions and peppers
were getting soft I added some drained fire roasted tomatoes, oregano and
thyme. I put a lid on and turned the heat to low. After about 15 min. I removed
the lid to let cook down some. I nuked the grits.
I served it over the grits with some shredded Triple cheddar
on top and some bread and butter on the side. I had a Great Lakes Brewing Co.’s
Dortmunder Gold with mine. For quick and easy leftovers it tasted great.
I told the wife to throw away what was left of the grits,
they were getting old. She said I’ll eat those tomorrow. I knew she liked it
since she never likes to eat the same thing two days in a row.